Leon T. Hadar is is is a global affairs analyst, journalist, blogger, author and lecturer. He is a former research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and the former United Nations bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post and Washington correspondent for the Business Times of Singapore. His analyses on global affairs have appeared in many newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as in magazines such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, Current History, Middle East Journal, and Mediterranean Quarterly. The broadcast outlets CNN, Fox News, CBC, BBC and VOA have interviewed him. In addition, Hadar has taught at American University and Mount Vernon College-where he served as director of international studies-at the Institute on East-West Security Studies in New York, and at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hadar is a graduate of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He earned his MA degrees from the schools of journalism and international affairs and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in international relations is from American University. He is the author of Quagmire: America in the Middle East (1992), and Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).